Name: Sara Rengifo ’15

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Degree/Major: Master’s degree in mechanical engineering

Where are you working? I work for NASA at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center as a tribology and metrology engineer. We run tests for evaluating oils, greases, dry film lubricants and coating on materials, and we run inspections to determine the wear in mechanics.  

How did you get your job? I got my job by applying online for a full-time position at NASA through USA Jobs, which is a government website with job opportunities within federal agencies. I honestly didn’t know if my application would be looked at, but to my surprise, I received a call for an interview within a couple of days and thanks to my preparation I was hired for the job. Read more at FIU News.